The latest wave of Lenovo Legion PCs has made landfall, equipping gamers with a gear featuring industrial design and performance for today’s virtual battle arenas and esports stadiums.
The new Lenovo Legion generation is now fitted with gamer-inspired improvements such as keyboard technologies now in the Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard; the thermal efficiencies of Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0; battery lifespans that have been extended via Hybrid Mode, NVIDIA Advanced Optimus and Rapid Charge Pro; as well as displays optimized by Dolby Vision and OverDrive Support with optional 240Hz refresh rates for in-game responses at under 1ms.
Powering this new suite of advancements is the latest 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series or AMD Ryzen 4000 Series mobile processors, and up to the recently announced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and RTX 2080 SUPER GPUs with Max-Q Design.
The 2020 lineup features the Lenovo Legion 7i, Lenovo Legion 5i1, the Lenovo Legion 5, Lenovo Legion 5Pi and the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i1 for entry-level gaming. Two new towers are the Lenovo Legion Tower 5i1 and IdeaCentre Gaming 5i1.
Lenovo has further optimized refined technologies such as the Lenovo Legion TrueStrike Keyboard, for instance, for professional gameplay and typing productivity. 100 percent anti-ghosting, sub-millisecond response times and ‘soft-landing’ switches that mimic deep keystrokes at the same force actuation level also combine to achieve precision.
The Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 represents an improved synergy of hardware and software that promotes better airflow, lower system temperatures, while keeping your Lenovo Legion laptop cool and slim. The system now features Dual Burn support, which pushes the CPU and GPU to their in-game limits so that gamers can experience more predictable FPS (frames per second) without the need for thermal throttling. Meanwhile, these Lenovo Legion devices stay cool to the touch despite sustaining top speeds via an optimal cooling system design of tactically placed heat sinks that dissipate more heat away from the motherboard. Also integrated into the Lenovo Legion 7i and Lenovo Legion Y740Si are Vapor Chamber Cooling Systems to dispel heat as dual liquid crystal polymer fan systems cycle air with efficiency. Finally, a multipoint sensor array works to cool down key components in anticipation of intense gameplay.
Lenovo Legion series is also integrating smarter power features to boost battery life and execute quiet operation. As part of Lenovo Vantage software, Hybrid Mode prolongs battery life by letting users manually disable their dedicated graphics processor when it’s not needed. Advanced Optimus, designed in collaboration with NVIDIA for select devices, also boosts battery life by dynamically switching from the Integrated Graphic Processing Unit (iGPU) for more battery life, to the discrete NVIDIA GPU (dGPU) for higher FPS. Lenovo Q-Control 3.0 also lets users switch between three system voltage and fan speeds (Quiet, Balanced, Performance). Other power-enhancing features include Rapid Charge Pro (from 0 to 50 percent battery in 30 minutes) and a battery sip feature (releases power in small doses for more battery life consistency).
This generation of Lenovo Legion makes the most of your display panel’s capabilities through Dolby Vision, which offers deeper blacks and brighter whites without washing out color and contrast, while up to 240hz refresh rates at under 1ms response times are engineered for ultra-smooth cinematics without screen tearing or stuttering. New Lenovo Legion laptops with at least 300 nits of panel brightness or more can now achieve High Dynamic Range (HDR). They also offer a 100 percent sRGB color accuracy.
Lenovo Legion 7i and Y740Si Laptops
Designed for gamers who prioritize competitive play, the Lenovo Legion 7i comes with a 15-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080) with 100 percent Adobe sRGB color accuracy, offering VESA DisplayHDR 400 for a higher level of precise detail.
Featuring an all-metal exterior and available in a Slate Grey hue, this portable laptop at just 2.1 kg (4.62 lbs) packs serious punch with power, thanks to its up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 H-Series overclocked mobile processors. Multitasking, streaming, and content creating are made even easier with ample storage of up to 1TB PCIe SSD8 and up to 32GB DDR4 memory.
Offered with up to 240Hz smooth refresh rates enabling response times under 1ms via OverDrive and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, you’ll keep up with all the action of graphically intensive AAA titles. Get up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU with Max-Q Design for ray tracing in-game, engineered to improve lighting and reflection effects. The laptop also supports Dolby Vision and comes with a Dolby Atmos Speaker System.
The more powerful 80WHr battery on the Lenovo Legion 7i is enhanced by a battery-sipping energy release feature for a more consistent battery life of up to 8 hours, while a slimmer power adapter10 keeps things moving and flexible. Power up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes with the Rapid Charge Pro capabilities.
The flagship Lenovo Legion 7i has the ability to illuminate keys in over 16 million color combinations with Corsair iCUE system lighting. Or you can opt for either the new Lenovo Legion 5i1 or Lenovo Legion 5 laptop for a deep key travel of up to 1.5mm and optional 4-zone RGB lighting effects. Keyboards on all Lenovo Legion laptops are coated to resist abrasion and the wear-and-tear from oily fingertips. They feature full-sized keys and a number pad, plus a larger one-piece trackpad, full-sized arrow keys, and dedicated media keys.
If you’re in the market for Lenovo Legion’s thinnest and lightest laptop, the Lenovo Legion Y740Si is a good bet at just 1.7 kg (3.74 lbs). First unveiled at CES, this refreshed laptop with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 H-Series mobile processors has an up to 15-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) In-plane Switching (IPS) panel display touting VESA DisplayHDR 400, Dolby Vision and 100 percent RGB color gamut.
When it’s time for fun, shift into the preferred performance mode by pressing your Fn+Q keys to trigger Lenovo Q-Control 2.0 and simply connect to Lenovo Legion BoostStation, the optional external eGPU companion accessory for high FPS.
Soup up in-game performance even more with improved Lenovo Q-Control 3.0, now available on the new Lenovo Legion 7i, 5Pi, 5i, and 5 laptops and on the Lenovo Legion Tower 5i1 desktop. Upshift to Performance Mode to turbo-charge past the competition with higher CPU voltage and higher FPS. Then, while streaming eSports highlight reels, downshift into Quiet Mode to lower battery drain and fan noise, or set it and forget it by enabling Balanced Mode for automatic adjustments based on which apps are open.
Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 also boosts performance with the integrated Vapor Chamber and updated thermal sensor array. A dual fan system of 73 liquid-crystal polymer fan blades enhances four dedicated thermal channels to cycle air at top speeds. Dual Burn Support also pushes the CPU and GPU together for max performance in-game.
Select Lenovo Legion gaming PCs will be first to feature the new Advanced Optimus which draws on physical components of your dedicated NVIDIA graphics card to detect which of your system’s graphics sources is best suited to power the application open on your screen.
Lenovo Legion 5Pi, 5i1, 5 Laptops, and Tower 5i1 Desktop
For a mainstream gaming laptop that doesn’t skimp on performance options, the Lenovo Legion 5Pi is built with gaming dominance in mind. At up to 500 nits brightness, the 15-inch Full HD IPS display has an optional 240Hz refresh rate and the clarity that comes with optional VESA DisplayHDR 400 and Dolby Vision.
This laptop comes with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 H-Series mobile processor and optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. It has Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard for 100 percent anti-ghosting, as well as dedicated media keys and a number pad to make video editing and setting macros even easier.
With faster Intel Wi-Fi 6, the Lenovo Legion 5Pi is ideal for eSports streamers at under an inch thin and weighing 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs) for portability. With enough storage (up to 1TB PCIe SSD8) and memory options for even the most serious gamers, its minimalist design with white-lit “Y” logo and chassis in a subtle Iron Grey hue will make you look great while winning eSports events. The laptop comes with Dolby Atmos together with Harman Kardon speakers.
The Lenovo Legion 5Pi offers up to an 80WHr battery for up to 8 hours of battery life. With Rapid Charge Pro capabilities, just use the slim power adapter to recharge from zero to up to 50 percent battery life in 30 minutes.
The Lenovo Legion 5i1 and Lenovo Legion 5 are Lenovo's mainstream Windows 10 gaming laptops. Choose between two sizes (15-inch and 17-inch) with up to the latest 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series mobile processors on the Lenovo Legion 5i1. And introducing the first Lenovo Legion laptop with AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series Mobile Processors, the Lenovo Legion 5.
The 15-inch Full HD IPS display model with Intel CPU and up to GeForce RTX 2060 GPU for fast clock speeds is powerful enough to handle the latest action-filled titles with an optional 240Hz refresh rate and VESA DisplayHDR 400 with Dolby Vision.
The Lenovo Legion 5i1’s 15-inch display is up to 500 nits. Both sizes come with up to 16GB DDR4 memory, 1TB PCIe SSD storage and 100 percent anti-ghosting with Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard and optional 4-zone RGB system lighting. The 17-inch size option is available with up to 144Hz refresh rate and weighs 2.98 kg (6.56 lbs), while the 15-inch laptop weighs 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs).
The 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5 is available with up to AMD Ryzen 7 4800H-Series Mobile Processors. Providing up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 discrete graphics, you can get a smooth 144Hz refresh rate to reduce screen tearing and in-game lag.
All models across the Lenovo Legion 5i1 and 5 families support faster Wi-Fi 6 and Dolby Atmos,and are available in a Phantom Black hue with up to 8 hours of battery life9 and Rapid Charge Pro.
Lenovo Legion Tower 5i1 is the high-performance gaming tower. Push system performance to the highest settings, while staying quieter and cooler during cinematic gaming experiences with the tower’s optional liquid-cooling system. It’s optimally built for overclocked system performance.
Get up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU for fast frame rates with over 4K resolution at an accessible price point. With blue LED lighting, optional RGB internal lighting and its chassis in a Phantom Black hue, gamers can choose to showcase their personality and high-power internals with transparent side panels.
Available with up to Intel Core processors, the new tower features an upgraded Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 cooling system. Its improved thermals have a 150-watt CPU cooler and larger intake fans, letting air circulate faster throughout its airy 28-liter volume interior. The Lenovo Legion Tower 5 will offer the elite performance of AMD Ryzen desktop processors as an option later this year.
IdeaPad Gaming 3i1 and IdeaCentre Gaming 5i1
Players who want to level up without breaking the bank can rely on the new IdeaPad Gaming 3i1 laptop and the IdeaCentre Gaming 5i1.
The 15-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3i1 laptop with optional 120Hz refresh rate features an up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 H-Series mobile processor. The IdeaPad Gaming 3 will offer AMD Ryzen mobile processors as an option later this year. High-octane gaming sessions on this new laptop can last longer than before, supported by improved thermals with an extra heat pipe dedicated to the discrete GPU in its thermal array, plus dual thermal vents for better airflow.
The sound from speakers powered by Dolby Audio complements an up to 15-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display with slim bezel design. For even more bang for your buck, choose from an optional 120Hz refresh rate and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU.
This PC stands tall amongst your gaming circle outfitted with Lenovo Q-Control 3.0 for performance mode switching and up to 8 hours of battery life with Rapid Charge. Available in two colors, iridescent Chameleon Blue or Onyx Black, and weighing only 2.2 kg (4.85 lbs) for portability, the IdeaPad Gaming 3i1 features a blue backlit keyboard with 1.5mm key travel, a one-piece precision trackpad, a full-sized number pad, large arrow keys, and dedicated media keys for the win.
The new purpose-built IdeaCentre Gaming 5i1 sports cool blue ambient lighting at the front and is equipped with notable performance features, such as up to Intel Core processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. Sleeker than before and available in an iridescent Chameleon Blue hue, the improved thermals on this tower can both cool the system and hush fan noise under heavy gaming loads. The IdeaCentre Gaming 5 will offer AMD Ryzen desktop processors as an option later this year.
The expandability of this tower will grow along with your gaming needs. Sound from Dolby Audio is supported. With ample port selection on the IdeaCentre Gaming 5i1, connecting to peripherals is a snap.
The Lenovo Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor features a near-edgeless 24.5-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare panel display with refresh rates as high as 240Hz.
The Lenovo Legion M600 Wireless Gaming Mouse is featuring an extra-long battery life up to 200 playing hours19 and energetic 1000Hz polling rate that lessens latency for lightning-fast reaction times.
Or get a leg up with the ultra-precision of up to 8,000 DPI with adjustable sensor tracking and solid 1000Hz polling rate of the Lenovo Legion M300 RGB Gaming Mouse. Its smarter design offers competitive performance for right- or left-handed gamers that’s easy on the wallet, wrist, and grip—regardless if the gamer prefers the palm or the claw grip.
The now available Lenovo Legion K300 RGB Gaming Keyboard comes with anti-ghosting and up to programmable 24 keys. This full-size keyboard has a clean minimalist design, curved , and customizable five-zone RGB illumination and lighting effects. It’s fully adaptable, with programmable keys with great travel for up to 20 million keypresses for long-lasting durability. It’s designed to be water-resistant too.
Pricing and Availability
- Upgraded Lenovo Legion Y740Si laptop with up to the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i9 H-Series mobile processors starts at $1,199.99, and Lenovo Legion BoostStation eGPU starts at $249.99 as a standalone accessory or option to bundle with a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB or AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT 8GB GPU. Both are available starting in May 2020.21
- The 15-inch Lenovo Legion 7i laptop will start at $1,599.99 and is expected to be available starting in May 2020.
- The 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5Pi laptop will not be available in North America. Pricing and availability will vary per geography
- The Intel-based 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5i1 will start at $829.99 and the 17-inch Lenovo Legion 5i1 laptop will start at $1,129.99. Both sizes are expected to be available starting in May 2020.
- The AMD-based 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5 will start at $849.99 and is expected to be available starting in May 2020.
- The Lenovo Legion Tower 5i1 desktop will start at $799.99 and is expected to be available starting in May 2020.21 The Lenovo Legion Tower 5 will offer AMD Ryzen desktop processors as an option later this year.
- The 15-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i1 laptop will start at $729.99 and is expected to be available starting in May 2020.21 The IdeaPad Gaming 3 will offer AMD Ryzen mobile processors as an option later this year.
- The Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5i1 and IdeaCentre Gaming 5 desktop towers will not be available in North America. Pricing and availability will vary per geography.
- The 25-inch Lenovo Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor will start at $319.99 and is expected to be available starting in June 2020.
- The Lenovo Legion M600 Wireless Gaming Mouse will start at $79.99 and is expected to be available starting in April 2020.
- The Lenovo Legion M300 RGB Gaming Mouse will start at $29.99 and is expected to be available starting in April 2020.
- The Lenovo Legion K300 RGB Gaming Keyboard will start at $49.99 and is expected to be available starting in May 2020.